Legal

Legal
6:00 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

You and the Law: Federal Court House Magna Carta Exhibit

Credit File Photo / WBFO News

It was 800-years ago that King John signed the Magna Carta under pressure from nobles.

Read more
Legal
5:50 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

You & The Law: The impact of the Magna Carta

The Magna Carta will be in Buffalo starting next Tuesday.
Credit archives.gov

On Tuesday, a Magna Carta exhibit is coming to Buffalo for a two-week visit to the Robert H. Jackson Federal Courthouse. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Eric Bloom talks about how the 800-year-old document affects us today.

Read more
Legal
11:25 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Five decades after the march to Montgomery, judge remembered for shaping American civil rights

Judge Frank Minis Johnson, Jr.
Credit achievement.org / WBFO News

It’s been five decades to the day since 25,000 people arrived in the Alabama’s capitol to demand the right to vote for African-Americans. They had marched 50 miles from Selma to Montgomery, but might never have had the chance to do so if not for Judge Frank Johnson, Jr. This is the story of one man’s lasting effect on American civil rights.

Read more
Legal
5:45 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

You & The Law: The increasing complexity of DWI cases

Credit File Photo / WBFO News

D-W-I charges are still filed by police and prosecuted. On this week's edition of...You and the Law, attorney Nicholas Michael Rossi talks about the increasing complexity of these cases.

Read more
You & the Law: Structured Settlements
6:00 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

You & the Law: Structured Settlements

Credit File Photo / WBFO News

Not all civil court cases where the plaintiff wins lead to a check being handed to the winner.

Read more
Gillibrand trying to legalize medical marijuana
6:52 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Gillibrand trying to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing a bill that would effectively end the ban on prescription pot by the federal government.

Read more
You & The Law: Medical Malpractice
12:26 pm
Sat March 7, 2015

You & The Law: Medical Malpractice

Credit File Photo / WBFO News

Medical malpractice law is complicated, tangled, and expensive.

Read more
Legal
5:50 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

You & The Law: Teenage jobs

That first teenage job can seem like a great thing -- the money, the freedom and new people to hang out with. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Lindy Korn says there can also be some serious problems.

Read more
Legal
5:28 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Fahey confirmed to serve on state's highest court

Judge Eugene Fahey was unanimously approved by the state Senate Monday to serve on the Court of Appeals.
Credit nycourts.gov

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office has announced that his two nominees to the state's highest court, the Court of Appeals, were unanimously confirmed by the state Senate on Monday.

Read more
Legal
5:50 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

You & The Law: Bankruptcy for older adults

Bankruptcy is always a possibility for those who are financially strapped. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Denis Kitchen talks about issues for older people with fiscal problems.

Read more
Legal
7:00 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Obama nominates Vilardo to be federal judge

Attorney Lawrence J. Vilardo has been nominated by the president to be a federal judge.
Credit connors-vilardo.com

President Barack Obama has nominated local attorney Lawrence Vilardo to become a federal court judge for the Western District of New York.

Read more
You & The Law
5:50 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

You & The Law: Insurance policies

It's the time of year for many to receive their insurance policies for 2015. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Elizabeth Kraengel talks about the importance of reading your policy to see what is covered and what is not.

Read more
Legal
5:45 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

You and the Law - Friday Jan 2 2015

Everyone has heard references to bail when there is a story or news coverage of a crime. On this week's previously-aired edition of You and the Law, Now-State Supreme Court Justice E. Jeanette Ogden talks about who gets bail and how it's set.

Read more
Legal
5:55 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

You & The Law: Asbestos and worker safety

Across the region over the years, a lot of workers and their families have been exposed to asbestos and face the twin lethal risks of lung cancer and mesothelioma. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney John Lipsitz talks about the issues.

Read more
Distracted drivers know risks, do it anyway
6:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Survey says distracted drivers know the risks but do it anyway

Credit File photo / WBFO News

A new survey takes a look at the attitudes and behaviors of drivers who are also frequent cell phone users. With new state laws put into effect last week, bringing stiffer penalties for distracted driving, WBFO’s Avery Schneider found out more about how new rules and bad habits combine.

Read more
Legal
12:27 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Eck sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting at deputies

Matthew Eck in Erie County Court.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Matthew Eck was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Erie County Court Friday. Eck was charged on two counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting at sheriff's deputies this past spring.

Read more
Legal
12:57 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

13-year-old murder suspect may be tried as a juvenile

13-year old Jean Sanchez
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

The 13-year old boy accused of killing another teen over a stolen iPhone was back in Erie County Court Monday with attorneys discussing whether to move the case to Family Court.

Read more
You & The Law
5:45 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

You & The Law: Protecting your assets from nursing home costs

Many people worry about the cost of nursing home care through Medicaid costing them their house. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Richard Rosso talks about planning ahead to preserve your assets.

Read more
Legal
5:50 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

You & The Law: Rating judicial candidates

Every year, members of the Erie County Bar Association rate candidates for high judicial office and release those ratings. On this week's edition of You & The Law, Bar Association President Laurie Styka Bloom talks about the process.

Read more
Legal
3:20 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

You & The Law: Wills in the modern age

While people have been writing wills for a very long time, some things have changed. On this week's edition of You & The Law, Erie County Surrogate Court Judge Barbara Howe talks about how e-mail, the Web and a new state law are adding complexities.

Read more
Legal
5:46 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

You & The Law: Removing educators

When a school district wants to fire a teacher or an administrator, there is a legal process to follow. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Andrew Freedman talks about how firings are done and how that process is changing.

Read more
Legal
5:45 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

You & The Law: Realtor representation

The home buyer has a lawyer and the home seller has a lawyer, but the realtor in the middle of the transaction doesn't usually have a lawyer. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Marc Brown argues the person in the middle needs an attorney, as well.

Read more
Legal
5:45 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

You & The Law: Paying back college loans

The biggest difficulty with college loans is that they have to be paid back. This week on You & The Law, attorney Karen Welch talks about some of the problems of paying back those loans.

Read more
Legal
4:50 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

You & The Law: Planning for nursing home costs

If you worry about losing your home because of future Medicaid nursing home costs, there are financial planning techniques you can use. Lawyer Laura Jabrucki talks about the issue on this week's edition of You & The Law.

Read more
Legal
5:45 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

You & The Law: Problem-solving courts

Hon. E. Jeannette Ogden talks about problem-solving courts on this week's You & The Law.
Credit daemen.edu

On this week's edition of You & The Law, Buffalo City Court Hon. Judge E. Jeannette Ogden talks about the many problem-solving courts that now exist in the local legal system.

Read more
Legal
3:22 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Homeowner's family argues last Flight 3407 lawsuit

Karen Wielinski spoke publicly about surviving Flight 3407 in May of 2009 during NTSB hearings.
Credit WBFO News file photo

A preliminary hearing was held Tuesday in State Supreme Court Tuesday regarding legal claims being made by the family who lived in the home destroyed when Flight 3407 crashed into it in February 2009.

Read more
Legal
1:30 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

You & The Law: Pregnant working women

On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Lindy Korn talks about legal issues and protections relating to pregnant women in the workplace.

Read more
Legal
5:45 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

You & The Law: Muslim women at Seneca Falls

Seneca Falls in the Finger Lakes has become a symbol for women in this country, the start of a long push for legal equality and the right to vote. Attorney Nadia Shahram is leading a march to Seneca Falls next weekend of American Muslim women pushing for that same equality. On this week's You & The Law, Shahran talks about why.

Read more
You and the Law
3:00 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

You and the Law: More on the IRS and overseas assets

On this week's edition of You and The Law, attorney Michael Tedesco talks with WBFO's Mike Desmond about bargaining with the IRS over taxes on overseas assets.

Read more
You and the Law
2:00 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

You and the Law: IRS Audits

You and the Law continues its recent series on the IRS and tax law.  WBFO's Mike Desmond sits down with attorney Deborah Muhlbauer Weber to learn more about IRS audits.

Read more

Pages